Alex “Neeb” Sunderhaft has had an incredible year. The American professional StarCraft 2 (SC2) player has conquered three of the four World Championship Series (WCS) Circuit tournaments that were up for grabs throughout 2017. With Ting as his exclusive sponsor, the 19 year old American Protoss player spent the year flying all around the world, playing the world’s hardest esport at the highest level imaginable. Neeb was crowned champion of Premier tournaments in Austin, Texas, Jönköping, Sweden and Montreal, Canada, earning $150,000 in prize money along the way.
For even the most diehard of fans, it was hard to imagine the possibility that Neeb could have a better year than 2016. He won the KeSPA Cup tournament in South Korea, and in doing so, became the first non-Korean to win a premier StarCraft tournament in the country in sixteen years. The Korean StarCraft scene, as well as their esports community on whole, has proven itself to be unbeatable for the better part of two decades. Not only was Neeb’s accomplishment celebrated in the StarCraft 2 scene, but it was recognized as an amazing feat across the entire esports community.